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​Shoreline Unified School District Superintendent Arrested For Lewd Acts

Arrested: Robert Patrick Raines, a 66 year old male from Petaluma, CA.

On June 1st, 2021 the Marin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible criminal allegations involving a staff member of the Shoreline Unified School District. The staff member in question, Robert Raines, was placed on administrative leave immediately by the district pending the outcome of the investigation. The case was investigated by our School Resource Officer and Investigations Detectives. 

On June 8th, Mr. Raines was arrested after probable cause was developed for a violation of 288(a) PC, Lewd Acts with a Minor Child under the Age of 14-years-old.

The Marin County Office of Education was notified of the arrest. "The health, safety and well-being of all of our students is our most important priority” stated Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent of Schools for the Marin County Office of Education. “It is the mandate of all schools to follow all relevant laws with regard to any allegations of child abuse. The district took swift and immediate action notifying the Marin County Sheriff's Office and placed Mr. Raines on leave."

No further information will be released at this time. No booking photo will be released. If anyone has information related to this investigation, please contact Detective Patton at (415) 473-7265.

Contact: Sgt. Brenton Schneider at